Written on 28th Feb
For some bizarre reason, we all went to Hooters tonight… it was one of those things where all my “I’m a real traveller” instincts told me to just stay in the hotel but I felt like I had to see it! I had to see why in the world they would have a Hooters in China… how do tacky places like this manage to make their way abroad!?
The whole night has been a bit like a blur… it’s the last day of the Chinese New Year – Lantern Festival it’s called… so there are LOADS of fireworks going on non stop. This is NO exaggeration. There are literally fireworks going off one after the other and not just at one central point. In all parts of the city on every street. Right outside our hotel there are at least 3 different spots where people keep letting them go and all you can hear are loud pops and occasional car alarms. It’s like… there’s absolutely NO concern with doing this. We saw one firework where part of the spark banged into a window!
How was Hooters? Well, I’m ridiculously ill now (and flying back in a few days which I’m dreading! No fun flying when ill!), so I got myself a juicy burger with chips. Say what you want… I don’t care! Your head isn’t exploding like mine is! … What were the women like? Just as tacky as the women at all Hooters!